Sunday, February 2, 2014

Life Coaching Questions that Can Free Your Mind

Life Coaching is a relationship between the coach and their client that focuses on determining where the client is, where they want to be, and how they are going to get there. Life coaching is a series of strategic questions and observations that are designed to assist clients in developing and accomplishing goals. Through a series of self assessment activities, the client will become aware of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are standing in the way of their personal progress. The client will also become aware of their unique strengths and talents that will assist in them in moving toward their goals. 

Coaching encourages clients to become their most authentic selves, and to start living the life they have always dreamed of. Once the client is self aware, and has determined some of the thoughts and behaviours that are keeping them stuck in their current life situation, they will begin to explore their dreams and passions to decide where they would like to be in life. 

The following list represents just a few of the many goals my clients have accomplished through our coaching sessions: 

  • Transitioning to a more fulfilling career field
  • Ending/ beginning a personal relationship
  • Becoming physically fit, energetic and healthy
  • Developing self esteem and a positive body image
  • Improving romantic relationships
  • Starting a successful small business
  • Long term travel and adventure
  • Positive mental attitude

The difference between counseling and coaching is that counseling looks to the past for answers, and finds therapeutic benefit in resolving issues from the client’s past. Coaching on the other hand develops a client’s problem solving behaviours and is future focused and goal oriented. The following are some examples of questions a Life Coach would ask their client. Answer these questions as honestly as possible, and have fun with your answers. Take a few minutes to relax and use these questions as a jumping off point in your own personal learning laboratory. There are no wrong answers. The purpose of these questions is purely to provoke creative thought and awareness. If you find this activity especially fun, liberating or interesting, perhaps you would like to hire a life coach to get you started in the process of living a life you love.

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